A person working as an Eligibility Specialist in Ghana typically earns around 5,060 GHS per month. Salaries range from 2,330 GHS (lowest) to 8,050 GHS (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Eligibility Specialist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Eligibility Specialist salaries in Ghana range from 2,330 GHS per month (minimum salary) to 8,050 GHS per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,470 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 5,470 GHS while the other half are earning more than 5,470 GHS. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 3,510 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 3,510 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 7,300 GHS while 25% are earning more than 7,300 GHS.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Eligibility Specialist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Eligibility Specialist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,640 GHS per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,530 GHS per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,220 GHS per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Eligibility Specialist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,360 GHS per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,930 GHS per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,510 GHS per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Eligibility Specialist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Eligibility Specialist is 3,070 GHS per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 5,930 GHS per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ghana costs anywhere from 25,300 Cedi(s) to 76,000 Cedi(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Eligibility Specialist employees in Ghana earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Eligibility Specialist(s) in Ghana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ghana for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
An Eligibility Specialist is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Eligibility Specialist is 0% less than that of Insurance. Also, Insurance salaries are 0% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Actuarial Analyst||6,260 GHS||+24%|
|Actuarial Assistant||4,790 GHS||-5%|
|Adjustment Insurance Clerk||1,770 GHS||-65%|
|Assistant Broker||3,230 GHS||-36%|
|Assistant Claims Manager||5,100 GHS||+1%|
|Associate Insurance Representative||2,500 GHS||-51%|
|Auditing Insurance Manager||6,960 GHS||+37%|
|Claim Advocacy Professional||4,990 GHS||-1%|
|Claims Adjuster||1,890 GHS||-63%|
|Claims Analyst||2,600 GHS||-49%|
|Claims Examiner||2,550 GHS||-50%|
|Claims Manager||6,800 GHS||+34%|
|Claims Processor||1,760 GHS||-65%|
|Claims Representative||2,170 GHS||-57%|
|Claims Resolution Specialist||5,270 GHS||+4%|
|Claims Supervisor||5,090 GHS||+1%|
|Complaints Specialist||4,620 GHS||-9%|
|Compliance Officer||4,020 GHS||-21%|
|Eligibility Specialist||5,060 GHS||-0%|
|Insurance Account Manager||6,010 GHS||+19%|
|Insurance Accounts Executive||5,480 GHS||+8%|
|Insurance Agent||2,810 GHS||-44%|
|Insurance Analyst||4,850 GHS||-4%|
|Insurance Appraiser||4,780 GHS||-6%|
|Insurance Claims Clerk||1,740 GHS||-66%|
|Insurance Examiner||4,650 GHS||-8%|
|Insurance Investigator||4,690 GHS||-7%|
|Insurance Manager||8,330 GHS||+65%|
|Insurance Operations Manager||8,250 GHS||+63%|
|Insurance Policy Processing Clerk||1,820 GHS||-64%|
|Insurance Pricing Assistant||4,010 GHS||-21%|
|Insurance Program Manager||6,280 GHS||+24%|
|Insurance Project Manager||5,990 GHS||+18%|
|Insurance Quality Assurance Agent||4,150 GHS||-18%|
|Insurance Sales Agent||2,860 GHS||-44%|
|Insurance Sales Director||8,310 GHS||+64%|
|Insurance Team Leader||5,000 GHS||-1%|
|Insurance Underwriter||3,700 GHS||-27%|
|Loss Control Specialist||4,680 GHS||-8%|
|Loss Prevention Investigator||4,950 GHS||-2%|
|Loss Prevention Manager||6,800 GHS||+34%|
|Loss Prevention Specialist||5,410 GHS||+7%|
|Marine Underwriter||3,820 GHS||-25%|
|Medical Auditor||4,920 GHS||-3%|
|Monitoring and Performance Officer||3,470 GHS||-31%|
|Payment Services Specialist||4,780 GHS||-6%|
|Policy Change Director||7,600 GHS||+50%|
|Policy Change Supervisor||5,150 GHS||+2%|
|Policy Change Technician||2,270 GHS||-55%|
|Risk Analyst||5,580 GHS||+10%|
|Risk Management Director||9,500 GHS||+88%|
|Risk Management Supervisor||6,030 GHS||+19%|
|Risk Manager||8,810 GHS||+74%|
|Risk Modeling Manager||9,560 GHS||+89%|
|Title Insurance Typist||4,050 GHS||-20%|
|Training Manager||5,640 GHS||+11%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ghana earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.